Joseph W. Pfleger, father and brother of two priests, dies

April 25, 2023 at 5:02 p.m.
Joseph W. Pfleger, father and brother of two priests, dies
Joseph W. Pfleger, father and brother of two priests, dies


Funeral services have been announced for Joseph W. Pfleger who died April 21 in his home in Forked River. He was 75.

Mr. Pfleger was the father of Father Matthew Pfleger, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Union Beach, and brother of Father Phillip C. Pfleger, pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, and St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel.

Visitation will be held April 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Isaac Jogues Church, 349 Evesboro-Medford Rd., Marlton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated April 29 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Isaac Jogues Church.

Mr. Pfleger was born in 1949 in Manchester, Tenn., and lived in Lakewood before moving to Forked River. He worked in computer sales and networking.

Mr. Pfleger was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lucille Pfleger and his wife, Catherine P. Pfleger. In addition to his priest-son and priest-brother, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Jason) Spiegel, and  granddaughters, Anna, Julia and Lydia Spiegel.

Burial will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, 1 Honey Locust Dr., Lakewood.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Isaac Jogues Parish. Send to the parish office at 3 Lord’s Place, Marlton, N.J. 08053.


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Funeral services have been announced for Joseph W. Pfleger who died April 21 in his home in Forked River. He was 75.

Mr. Pfleger was the father of Father Matthew Pfleger, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Union Beach, and brother of Father Phillip C. Pfleger, pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, and St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel.

Visitation will be held April 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Isaac Jogues Church, 349 Evesboro-Medford Rd., Marlton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated April 29 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Isaac Jogues Church.

Mr. Pfleger was born in 1949 in Manchester, Tenn., and lived in Lakewood before moving to Forked River. He worked in computer sales and networking.

Mr. Pfleger was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lucille Pfleger and his wife, Catherine P. Pfleger. In addition to his priest-son and priest-brother, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Jason) Spiegel, and  granddaughters, Anna, Julia and Lydia Spiegel.

Burial will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, 1 Honey Locust Dr., Lakewood.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Isaac Jogues Parish. Send to the parish office at 3 Lord’s Place, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

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